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Table 6 Five-year cancer-specific survival (%) and adjusted hazard ratios in Aboriginal versus non-Aboriginal people, males and females, NSW, 1999-2007, with 95% confidence intervals

From: Estimates of cancer incidence, mortality and survival in aboriginal people from NSW, Australia

Cancer site Aboriginal   Non-Aboriginal Hazard Ratio
Persons     
Head and neck 48.7 (38.4-58.9)***   65.6 (64.4-66.8) 1.90 (1.46-2.48)***
Stomach 17.1 (5.6-28.6)*   29.6 (28.3-30.9) 1.36 (1.01-1.82)*
Large bowel 50.7 (43.5-57.9)***   64.9 (64.4-65.4) 1.63 (1.35-1.97)***
Pancreas 4.4 (0.0-10.3)   6.7 (6.0-7.5) 1.32 (1.01-1.73)*
Lung 9.2 (5.4-13.1)**   16.3 (15.8-16.9) 1.47 (1.31-1.66)***
Melanoma of skin 90.6 (84.7-96.5)   90.4 (90.0-90.8) 0.98 (0.52-1.84)
All cancers 52.6 (50.3-55.0)***   65.4 (65.2-65.5) 1.62 (1.52-1.73)***
Males     
Head and neck 40.7 (28.2-53.2)***   64.7 (63.3-66.2) 2.17 (1.61-2.93)***
Stomach 19.9 (5.7-34.1)   29.6 (28.0-31.3) 1.18 (0.83-1.68)
Large bowel 47.9 (38.1-57.7)*   64.6 (63.8-65.3) 1.74 (1.36-2.22)***
Pancreas 8.0 (0.0-18.4)   6.2 (5.2-7.2) 1.19 (0.81-1.75)
Lung 9.3 (4.3-14.3)*   15.0 (14.4-15.7) 1.43 (1.22-1.67)***
Melanoma of skin 89.0 (80.1-97.9)   88.3 (87.7-88.8) 0.84 (0.37-1.90)
Prostate 77.6 (70.9-84.3)***   87.7 (87.3-88.1) 1.87 (1.37-2.57)***
All cancers 48.8 (45.5-52.1)***   64.1 (63.8-64.4) 1.65 (1.51-1.80)***
Females     
Head and neck 67.7 (52.4-83.0)   67.7 (65.5-69.9) 1.28 (0.71-2.30)
Stomach 11.4 (0.0-28.9)*   29.5 (27.3-31.8) 1.98 (1.15-3.40)*
Large bowel 54.6 (43.8-65.3)*   65.3 (64.5-66.1) 1.49 (1.11-2.00)*
Pancreas 8.5 (0.0-19.5)   7.2 (6.1-8.3) 1.46 (0.99-2.15)
Lung 8.9 (2.8-15.1)*   18.7 (17.7-19.6) 1.54 (1.30-1.84)***
Melanoma of skin 92.1 (84.3-99.9)   93.3 (92.8-93.8) 1.35 (0.50-3.64)
Breast 79.1 (74.0-84.2)***   87.8 (87.4-88.2) 1.83 (1.40-2.40)***
Cervix 59.0 (46.0-72.0)*   73.6 (71.5-75.6) 1.96 (1.30-2.96)***
All cancers 56.5 (53.4-59.7)***   66.9 (66.6-67.2) 1.59 (1.45-1.75)***
  1. Adjusted for age and year of diagnosis, and cancer degree of spread.
  2. *p < 0.05.
  3. **p < 0.001.
  4. ***p < .0001.